Monthly Archives: April 2009

Autism. Treatment

Behavior therapy Behavior therapy, which uses specific behavior modification procedures, may be helpful in establishing desired behaviors and eliminating problem behaviors in autistic children. After a behavioral analysis is performed, techniques such as shaping or prompting are used to develop

Sleeping and Eating Disturbances

SLEEPING AND EATING DISTURBANCES Sleep disturbances, such as reversal of sleep pattern and recurrent awakening at night, and eating disturbances, such as an aversion to certain foods because of their texture or smell, an insistence on eating a limited choice